Spinach quiche is a delicious breakfast recipe that isn’t as complicated as it sounds! Delicious ingredients in a flakey crust, perfect!
When the thought of pancakes or french toast doesn’t seem appealing, there’s always the option of having a classic quiche recipe for breakfast instead. Of course, you can always make both at the same time and enjoy both worlds.
Making a breakfast quiche is a lot easier than making an omelet for everyone. In fact, a quiche is sort of like an omelet pie. It has a crust, and it has filings and cheese. But, the best part s that you don’t have to babysit it on the stove. Just prep and bake.
If you’re like me and not always feeling up to the task of making a full course meal first thing in the morning, a ham and cheese quiche can be just what you need to have a filling breakfast with minimal prep.
You can even make the tart crust the day before to save yourself even more time! #ProTip
While your spinach quiche is in the oven you can get ready for the day or kick back and enjoy that fresh brewed coffee before it gets cold.
Or, if you have toddlers, you can remember to pull the cold coffee out of the microwave. Ha, anyone else have days like that?
I just love simple and delicious breakfast recipes and this one is about as simple as it gets. Prep it in advance and let your mornings move a more smoothly. You’re going to love this breakfast quiche.
How can I prepare this quiche in advance?
While you shouldn’t fill your tart crust in advance (you’ll get a soggy crust!) You can make the crust, bake it, and wrap in plastic wrap. You can even whisk together the filling and have it in a covered bowl or plastic baggie waiting to go.
Then, when you want to put it in the oven all you have to do is pull out the tart crust, dump in the filling, and bake it. Pretty simple and easy, right?
For this recipe, you’ll want to blind bake the tart crust so that it bakes properly once the filling is added.
What can I serve with quiche?
With a soft and savory dish like this, it’s always nice to include a little texture or sweetness. Having a side of fresh fruit, toast or biscuits can really help to make the dish fuller and give more variety and color yon your plates.
How to make a classic quiche
- Preheat your oven to 375F degrees.
- Par bake the crust for 10 minutes making sure to line the tart shell with foil or parchment paper and adding pie weights on top to hold the crust down and keep it from puffing up while baking.
- Remove the pie weights and the parchment (or foil) after you’ve finished baking the tart crust and then continue on with the recipe.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the filling ingredients until well blended.
- Pour the mixture into the baked crust and then bake for an additional 40 minutes or until the center of the quiche registers 160F degrees.
- 1 tart crust see note
- 6 eggs
- 3/4 cup half and half
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup spinach
- 2/3 cup cheddar cheese grated
- 2/3 cup ham diced
- Preheat oven to 375ºF.
- Par-bake the crust for 10 minutes. Line the tart shell with foil or parchment and fill with pie weights to keep it from puffing up while baking.
- Remove the pie weights and parchment or foil after par-baking before continuing with the recipe.
- Whisk together the remaining ingredients.
- Pour into the par-baked crust and bake for 40 minutes, or until the center registers 160ºF.
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